St Patrick’s day is such a happy holiday! Everyone laughs and jokes, and there are hugs all round. (I’m not sure how much that has to do with the annual green beer, lol) Do any of you have any grand plans for the day? I am staying home, in my pajamas, sewing up a storm! I have decided to boycott housework and laundry, and I may even forget where the kitchen is! As my mom used to say, ‘Today is Every Man (or Woman!) for Himself Day’. Which meant we were all responsible for feeding ourselves! Of course, that only happened once we were teenagers. My Mom was a firm believer in ‘Mom’s Day Off’. A tradition I was happy to carry on. She thought that Mom’s should have a scheduled day off, just like any other worker. It is so easy to become bogged down with responsibilities and worries, that we forget to take care of ourselves. I know how difficult it is to have time to yourself when the kids are young. But try to take even an hour to yourself. Let your husband have a turn with the kids. (and Please don’t say they are ‘babysitting’. Nothing annoys me more than hearing a man say he is ‘babysitting the kids’. How can you babysit your own children? Just sayin…) ( sorry ‘bout the rant!) Anyway, back to you. Start small. Take the dog for a walk. Get your hair cut. Just wander the mall aimlessly. Anything to get you out and away. If you aren’t comfortable with that, take a long bubble bath. And LOCK the door! Listen to your ipod and relax. As I said, I understand how hard this can be to arrange. (I had six little ones at once!) But you NEED some ME time, if only for your own sanity! It will make you so much happier, and a happy Mommy makes happy kids. You will find yourself refreshed and more able to deal with life’s stressors. So, plan some ME time, and see how your well being affects your family!
Well, now that I have that off my chest, I’ll show you what I originally intended to post about! (isn’t it funny how posts just seem to wander off by themselves?) I am trying to add new stock to my etsy, and have been running my machine into the ground. I’ve made two more Peasant dresses. I still plan on adding a big flower or bow to each of them, but since the one dress fits into the theme of the day, I thought I’d post them now.
What do you think? I love them. The bright cheery colours and prints just make me smile.
Happy St Paddy’s day, and happy sewing! Anne
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